Exhibit runs February 23 - June 4 in our Exhibit Art Gallery at the Wayne Theatre
Interwoven Journeys explores the relationship between artists, one creating nests and the other painting woodland birds. Together, Amy Shawley Paquette and Nancy Sphar create a narrative of the interconnectedness of nature. Their work shares similar themes reflecting both habitat and protection. The two art forms can be thought of as complementary, with the nest-builder providing a tangible representation of the nest as home, and the painter providing a more interpretive representation of the woodland birds in their habitat.
Amy Shawley Paquette primarily paints birds. She loves pairing them with botanical, landscape, and texture elements. She works from her own photos, taken while documenting the wildlife, habitats, landscapes, and textures of her region, to create colorfully detailed and richly layered paintings. She works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor and enjoys exploring alternative approaches to traditional painting.
Nancy Spahr focuses on bringing her work to life using mixed media and assemblages, and a relaxed interpretation of avian life. She gathers found and natural materials to allow for many choices when pulling items from her overflowing storage area. Her process includes sketching rough drafts, working on several pieces at a time in different stages of completion. All carefully considered, with no deadlines in mind, they develop and are not rushed in the process of the final act of creation, but rather create a narrative of the interconnectedness of nature.
Open to the Public: Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to Ticketholders: 1 hour before and during all performances
521 West Main Street
Waynesboro VA 22980
Pay What You Will admission